What is Abortion?
Abortion is the intentional termination of
pregnancy after conception.
This allows women to put an end to their
pregnancies, but involves killing the
undeveloped embryo or fetus.
For this reason, it is a controversial subject in
Pro-Life: Those who
They believe that
the human fetus is a
person and has the
right to live. This
group is usually
who support abortion.
They believe that
women have the right
to continue or
frame their beliefs in
terms of individual
Worldwide, there are approximately 42 million
abortions a year and 115,000 a day.
1% of women have abortions because of rape or
6% of women have abortions because of
potential health problems to either the mother or
93% of abortions occur because of social reasons.
An estimated 43% of women will have at least
one abortion by the time they are 45 years old.
47% of abortions are performed on women who
have had at least one previous abortion.
Abortion in the 1900s
In the 1900s, one in
every six pregnancies
where terminated. In
those days, babies
then killed. Laws soon
began to be created
to protect the fetus.
Still for years, they
had illegal abortions
doctors and people
This included family
abortions and also
Since the early 1900s, abortion has
become legal and much safer for the
There are 3 different types of abortions:
These are abortions that involve
1. Surgical Aspiration
2. Dilation and curettage
3. Dilation and evacuation
4. Dilation and extraction
These are abortions that involve the administration of
drugs specifically intended to abort the child.
1. Mifepristone: blocks the hormone that helps
develop the lining of the uterus during pregnancy.
2. Methotrexate: directly attacks and breaks down
the baby's fast-growing cells.
3. Salt Poisoning: The abortionist sticks a long needle
into the mother's womb. The needle contains salt
which is then injected into the amniotic fluid
surrounding the baby. The baby breathes in,
swallows the salt and dies from salt poisoning,
dehydration, brain hemorrhage and convulsions.
These are abortions caused by drugs that,
at least some of the time, prevent the
implantation of the already-created baby
in the uterine lining.
1. The Ortho-Evra
2. The NuvaRing
3. Depo-Provera Contraceptive Injection
4. Plan B
Think About This
Would you say that a
homeless person is not
human because it has
Everyday, babies are
being born prematurely
at 5 months. They are
But then it’s okay to
terminate a pregnancy
at 5 months?
By day 22, the heart is
By week 6, brain waves are
detectable, the mouth and
lips are present, and the
fingernails start forming.
By week 20, the baby has
all of the parts necessary to
experience pain, including
the nerves, spinal cord and
Remember the movie Horton
Hears A Who?